We interrupt our regularly scheduled programming to bring you this urgent call to action. Rodney Reed has been on death row since 1998 for a crime he did not commit, and he is scheduled for execution on November 20th. Anti-racism educator and social justice activist, Tina Strawn joins Jen to discuss the details of the case and what you can do to help. We need to amplify this story and do all that we can to stop this execution. Please listen, share, and take the steps we’ve outlined in the show. Show notes coming…
Perry Clemons (He/His) is an African-American third-grade teacher from Harlem, N.Y. He has created a board game called Inequality-opoly: The Board Game of Structural Racism and Sexism in America. Inequality-opoly is a custom property trading game that transforms recent national studies into a perspective-taking experience. In this game like, in the real world, certain players based on their perceived identity enjoy privileges while others face obstacles to building wealth.
The mission of Inequality-opoly is to spread awareness and advance discourse about the effects of Structural Racism and Sexism in America. The objective of Inequality-opoly is to battle with or benefit from Structural Racism and/or Sexism to become the wealthiest player and partnership by buying, renting, developing property, and (most importantly) making deals. Whichever player or partnership has the most wealth at the end of the game wins.
The idea for Inequality-opoly came when Perry attended diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings. During these trainings, Perry noticed the difficulties the facilitators faced in demonstrating the effect of racial and gender discrimination in a way that is engaging and personalized to all the people in the room. As an educator for over a decade, he knows the best way to teach or reinforce something is to make it a game. He thought that gamifying diversity training would make for deeper understanding and richer discussions. After 3 years of research, development, and playtesting, Inequality-opoly is now for sale thanks to a successful Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign at www.inequalityopoly.com
Corey Leak is a pastor, activist, writer, and podcaster. In this episode, Corey joins Jen to talk about his new podcast, his passion for difficult conversations, what it was like to work in white evangelical spaces, and how his justice work and activism collided within evangelical spaces.
You can follow Corey on Instagram at @coreyevanleak and @existentialpodcast. You can find him on Facebook and you can find his podcast on a number of platforms.
In this episode, Marcie Walker from Black Coffee With White Friends joins Jen to talk about her new project- Mockingbird History Lessons.
Marcie talks about her passion and vision for Mockingbird History Lessons and beyond. She shares her own personal story as a young girl learning history in a predominantly white school, how little it had changed when her daughter went to school decades later, and what she’s doing to change it.
https://www.patreon.com/mockingbirdhistorylessonsforadults/posts to join the movement and support Marcie.
You can also follow her on IG @blackcoffeewithwhitefriends and @mockingbirdhistorylessons
…Alternatively Titled: “Hello Chelsea, It’s Tina and Jen, Let’s Talk About Your Privilege”
On Friday, September 13th, Chelsea Handler released a documentary on Netflix called “Hello Privilege, It’s Me, Chelsea.” Being the anti-racism educator she is, Tina Strawn decided to check it out, and within days Tina and Jen had watched the documentary two times, talked about it over the phone, and decided to do a podcast discussing it.
If you’ve watched the documentary, plan on watching the documentary, or have absolutely no interest in watching the documentary- this episode is an essential listen as Tina challenges us to greater depth and accountability in the work of dismantling white supremacy and privilege.
You can follow Tina Strawn on IG at @satyayogatrips or email her at email@example.com
Constanza Eliana Chinea (She/Her) is a Latinx certified Yoga Instructor who has a total of 10 years of experience in the industry and over 300 hours of training in Yoga, trauma, and anti-racism. She began teaching and consulting after noticing a need for diversity and representation in the industry. She now teaches Yogis and entrepreneurs how to decolonize their practice, create equity for teachers of color, and build inclusive spaces in the community.
In this episode, Constanza Eliana shares her experience, expertise, and insights into anti-racism, creating diverse spaces, decolonizing yoga practices, and so much more.
To learn more about Embody Inclusivity, visit: https://www.embodyinclusivity.com/
To follow on Instagram: @eliana.chinea
John has diligently and faithfully worked toward racial reconciliation for almost 30 years. He is passionate about training groups who seek to increase their awareness around biblical multicultural and racial reconciliation, and brings years of experience and expertise in facilitating and training to this work.
John uses facilitating dialogue and interactive exercises as a core element in all of his workshops. These workshops are designed to introduce participants to the deceptive and destructive effects of racism in our lives and the body of Christ, and present opportunities to learn and experience the work of racial reconciliation within a biblical framework. John is a graduate of UC Berkeley and USC Law School.
John has been practicing law for over 20 years, has mediated and facilitated sessions for individuals and small groups in the area of alternative dispute and conflict resolution, and is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University and Life Pacific College teaching on Race, Reconciliation, and Ministry.